Democrats return to UDOT issue in guv race; GOP says it's a losing strategy

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  • Scotty Boy Logan, UT
    May 13, 2012 4:11 p.m.

    The Governor needs to fire John Njord, not because he is a Republican, but because he used his position to get his way, and try to force his will on someone who could not fight back. I am a Republican, but I am getting tired of the Good Old Boy system we have at The State Capital. It needs to change, and start doing what is best for the People that elect them. The people have become a second class citizen, and have no rights, as far as alot of the top Republican leaders think. They think they can do what they want , and that no one is going to say anything. It is time that the people of this state say enough is enough. Elect someone who will LISTEN to us the people and do what we want.

  • dbrbmw Orem, UT
    May 13, 2012 2:57 p.m.

    I think Carroon and Rocky Anderson are twins!

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 13, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    Re: Blue Salt Lake City, UT

    You called it correctly. Unfortunately for the Democrats this will have zero effect on the elections this coming November. People here in Utah are going to be focused on the ecomony and Obama's support for gay marriage. The biggest thing the Republicans have in their favor is the man currently sitting in the White House.

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    May 13, 2012 7:28 a.m.

    If I were a GOP strategist, I certainly wouldn't want the public to pay attention to the choking stench of corruption surrounding UDOT.

    If I were a GOP strategist, I'd try to put as much distance as possible between Governor Herbert and Mr. Njord.

    With sufficient hand-waving, smoke, mirrors and a reliance on the public's short attention span and knee-jerk fear of anyone, regardless of how well-qualified they are, who runs with a (D) by the name, Herbert might just get away with it.

    Just keep voting for the R, and once again, we'll have the back-slapping good-old-boy kleptocracy we deserve.

    Unless by some miracle the public actually does pay attention, actually does demand answers to difficult questions, actually does think realistically about who's running the state, and actually does hold our elected officials accountable for their decisions.

  • stevo123 slc, ut
    May 13, 2012 7:13 a.m.

    I can give you a reason why this is not going away, thirteen million of them in fact.

  • On the other hand Spanish Fork, UT
    May 12, 2012 10:12 p.m.

    It's disingenuous of the GOP to suggest that Democrats cannot point out flaws in Herbert's administration. Njord's behavior toward Graham, both in 2010 and in 2012, has been nothing short of reprehensible, and Herbert has been reluctant to do anything about it. Herbert is not the rock-solid leader some would make him out to be. He's certainly no two-star general...

  • DavisMan Clearfield, UT
    May 12, 2012 7:51 p.m.

    Of course it a lost cause. Only thinking people would care how UDOT is run.